Pizza Patrón Seeks Franchisees for Secondary and Tertiary Texas Markets

posted on April 22nd 2016 /

DALLAS – April 22, 2016 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, announced today that it is looking to partner with franchisees to develop secondary and tertiary Texas Markets.

 

Company officials say they are particularly interested in developing out cities such as El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Abilene, Temple and Killeen. Pizza Patrón closed approximately 30 percent of its units in 2013 and then suspended franchise sales in January 2014. During this period and the years following, the company continued to increase overall company sales. 2015 represented the best year in company history and Pizza Patrón relaunched its franchise program in January of 2016.

 

“The past three years have been spent creating a strong company culture focused on adherence to a tried, true and proven system,” said Victor Vazquez, vice president of Business Development for Pizza Patrón, Inc. “Shuttering franchising for a couple years was the best decision we ever made, as now our company has never been healthier and we have an incredibly strong and committed franchise group in place.”

 

Vazquez says the company is seeking franchise partners and investors looking to capitalize on the brand’s history and experience. Potential franchisee candidates include seasoned restaurateurs with multi-unit experience and qualified owner operators that are solely devoted to their Pizza Patrón business and who are already part of the fabric of the local community they will serve. Including a franchise fee of $20,000, the initial investment to own and operate a Pizza Patrón restaurant starts as low as $211,100.

With a decade of franchising experience, Pizza Patrón plans to add around a dozen new restaurants this year with a strategy to double growth each year for the following four to five years.

“In 2015, we experienced the highest sales in the company’s 30 year history,” said Vazquez. “Additionally, our new restaurant prototype has been extremely successful and affords our franchisees more real estate opportunities and high visibility.”
The new restaurant prototype is a freestanding 1,200 sq. ft. building featuring a pick-up window. The new structure and design have been well received by consumers and is an attractive real estate option for developers in every market.

For more information on Pizza Patrón franchise opportunities, please contact franchise sales manager Isaiah Melendez directly at 972-982-0176 or visit ownapizzapatrón.com.
About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatrón.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatrón

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatrón

Pizza Patrón Updates Website with Responsive Design

posted on April 12th 2016 /

DALLAS – April 12, 2016 – Pizza Patrón, widely known for its PIZZA POR PESOS® program, announced today that it has updated its website with responsive design to create an optimal experience for users on any device.

 

Company officials say the investment was made with mobile ordering in mind. Responsive design automatically orientates itself based on the screen size of the device used.  It works with all browsers and devices regardless of operating system or platform.

 

“Responsive design is more costly to develop,” said Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón. “But it is the best development investment Pizza Patrón can make given the massive rise in mobile device usage on our websites.”

 

Pizza Patrón has seen an increase of 49.5 percent in traffic to its website in 2016.  More than 75 percent of all visits to pizzapatron.com were from users on mobile devices.

The company is currently market-testing online ordering in San Antonio with plans to expand it systemwide in 2017.

 

“Responsive design is ideal for catering to consumers that are active on mobile devices or need to make purchases on the go,” said Gamm.  “Our online ordering program is essential to adding new and incremental sales at each restaurant, and the interface must be on par with the big chains, it is what customers expect from us.”

 

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.®” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS® program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR™ promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.

 

Website – www.pizzapatron.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pizzapatron